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Homemade Salad Dressing: A Simple Way to Elevate Your Greens

There’s nothing quite like a fresh, crisp salad, and the key to making it truly memorable is a delicious homemade dressing. Ditch the store-bought bottles and whip up your own vinaigrette at home with just a few simple ingredients. Here’s how you can create a versatile dressing that will elevate any salad.

Basic Vinaigrette Recipe:



    • 3 parts olive oil
    • 1 part vinegar (balsamic, red wine, or apple cider)
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • Salt and pepper to taste


    1. In a small bowl or a jar with a lid, combine the vinegar and mustard. Mix well.
    2. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking continuously to emulsify the dressing. If using a jar, simply add all ingredients and shake vigorously.
    3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    4. Taste and adjust the seasoning or proportions as needed.

This basic vinaigrette is incredibly versatile and can be customised to suit your preferences. Add minced garlic, chopped fresh herbs, or a touch of honey for sweetness. The possibilities are endless!

Making your own salad dressing not only ensures you know exactly what’s going into it but also allows you to tailor the flavours to complement your salad ingredients perfectly. Plus, it’s a quick and easy way to impress your guests with your culinary skills.

Source Your Ingredients at Camberwell Fresh Food Market

For the freshest ingredients, visit Camberwell Fresh Food Market. Here, you’ll find everything you need to create the perfect homemade salad dressing:

Shopping at Camberwell Fresh Food Market not only ensures you get the best quality ingredients but also supports local traders and the community. Next time you’re planning to make a salad, visit us and experience the difference fresh, local produce makes.